Jay Mandle

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Jay Mandle

W. Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics, Emeritus

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BA (1963), PhD (1969), University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Michigan, 1964

Temple University; University of the West Indies; Nankai University (People's Republic of China); University of California/Berkeley; Bryn Mawr College; Swarthmore College; Lincoln University; University of Guyana

Economic development, economic theory

Economic globalization, Caribbean economic development, African American economic history, contemporary United States economy, sports in society, Occupy Wall Street.

  • Studies in the Political Economy of the Anglophone Caribbean (University of the West Indies Press, 2022)
  • "Globalization: Pro and Con" In John J. McCusker et al, History of World Trade New York: Thomson Gale, 2006, pp. 320-323
  • "The Present as History: Globalization and the Asian Industrial Revolution,"  The Journal of the Historical Society, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall, 2005), pp. 347-361
  • "Team Spirit," Review of Franklin Foer, How Soccer Explains the World. The Washington Post Book World, July 4-10, 2004, p. 9
  • Globalization and the Poor (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
  • Co-editor of "Globalization" issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Volume 570 (July 2000)
  • Persistent Underdevelopment: Change and Economic Modernization in the West Indies (1996)
  • A New Mandate: Democratic Choices for a Prosperous Economy (1994)
  • Caribbean Hoops: The Development of West Indian Basketball (1994)
  • Not Slave, Not Free: The African American Economic Experience Since the Civil War (1992)
  • No Pain, No Gain: Taxes, Productivity and Economic Growth (1992)
  • Grass Roots Commitment: Basketball and Society in Trinidad and Tobago (1988)
  • Big Revolution, Small Country: The Rise and Fall of the Grenada Revolution (1985)
  • Patterns of Caribbean Development: An Interpretive Essay on Economic Change (1982)
  • The Roots of Black Poverty: The Southern Plantation Economy After the Civil War (1978)
  • The Plantation Economy: Population and Economic Change in Guyana, 1983-1960 (1978)

Working Papers:

  • 104-15  Lessons from the Failure of West Indies Development in the First Globalization - Mandle
  • 104-14  Saving Globalization - Mandle